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post #1 of 6 Old 09-13-2014, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Battery Good - won't start

Hey all, my 2004 919 suddenly won't start. I get instrument lights and headlight, bike is in neutral, kill switch is in the start position. But, when I push the start button, nothing. The lights dim a tad, but no sound, no clicks, nothing. I thought for sure the battery was bad, but I had it checked out and it has full volts, even under load. Anyone else had this problem? Oh, I am able to bump start it, and it runs fine.


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Check the starter switch, usually connection either gets dirty (flood and exercise with wd40) or the connection itself is bad due to melted/broken solder. Both are known problems

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-15-2014, 07:21 AM
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I had that a few years ago. I had the battery check at the local garage and find out to have a internal fault. Battery replaced and all good.

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Hmm, thanks for the replies. I hope to dig into this tonight.

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be sure to post the result!

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-15-2014, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Fixed! Bad contact in kill switch. I cleaned the contacts up with some electric parts cleaner and then touched them up with some dielectric grease. All good in the hood now!

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